Foundation course paper.
Venue : Room No 301, 8-10 am
Day 1 of the longest and the most perilous journey for the SYs @ KC (Second Year aKa my colleagues!). All of us are in the same classroom 301. Its our bad luck, I must say cuz 301 is one place where even the best guys cannot dare try to copy. The stepwise arrangement of the benches increases the visibility of any supervisor.
Everyone enters the room and finds not two but three supervisors! OK the usual stuff in the beginning, they ask us to keep the study material away and distribute the answer books. Everyone looks freaked out, the last minute tensions. Everyone is checking out who’s gonna be their partner for these 7 days of HELL.
And Here I am, the number on my desk reads, 88 & 99… OK 99 is me… Who in the world is 88! Bah I knew everybody in the class… Oh 88! There’s no 88 in my class! Maa kasam! I’m gonna sit be alone for the whole ride? Talk about being the lonesoul…
OK! The question papers are distributed, a couple of late comers enter after 5-10 mins.
I seriously didn’t even care to look at others for the first 5 mins. Scanning the whole paper, I found 2 (Yes T W O two!) questions which I knew thoroughly. I started off with my paper. Kartika is on the bench right across to my left.
5 mins later, Enter Dabholkar Sir! The general instructions about copying, cheating, using mobiles, etc etc. Aree sir! I forgot the answer I was writing! He conducted a random check of the students too! For the first time, I didn’t try and look around.
As soon as he left, I was completely blank. Looking around, Aditi is busy burning the papers. Amruta at my immediate back bench, writing. Kartika caught a glimpse of me looking around and smiled at me. Sanket next to Kartika made a weird expression at me and again got immersed into the paper. There at the other end of the classroom, Pallav & Manav on the same bench? WTF! Nirav just ahead of me is literally filling the paper!
OK coffee break’s over! Back to the paper. I just couldn’t stop laughing at myself as I wrote the paper. Wrote the first question. Back to the class.
Rahul is confused! He smiles at me & looks around. I’m astonished! Aditi smiled at me, and is still burning the paper. A couple of people took supplements! MADHURI!!! 7 pages in 20 minutes? Jeez I salute these people!
Another 20 minutes, I write half of the 2nd question. Love this POTA law man! Aditi asks for a supplement! Some girl asks for a 2nd supplement! I look at Kartika, Sanket, Dipesh… Sab likh rahe hain todi! Write the damn paper…
One of the supervisors distributed the threads used to tie up the answer papers together. Sir! You think half of the students are gonna use it today?
Its 5 past 9 Kedar gets up and gives the paper… I couldn’t control my laughter… Indranil is staring at Kedar as he left the class. Sanket looks at me, shrugs and writes.
OK I’ve written everything I knew well. Time for phekapheki! What do I know about role of NGOs in human rights eh?
OK I’m done, 20% of the class has left already?! Rupesh bhi gaya! Maa kasam!
Its just 9.20!! OK chill Todi, Others are writing. Still WRITING! Kitna likhoge? Wish I could control my laughter!
Kartika! Stop smiling and writing at the same time re! I get up. Hand the paper to the supervisor, and she asks me, why were you laughing all the time…
There wasn’t much to tell her, There wasn’t much to write in the paper too.
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